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Podcast: Recounting the heroic exploits of Tom Crean - companion to both Scott and Shackleton

Tom Crean; central portrait by Frank Hurley during the Endurance expedition 1914-1917

In this podcast interview, we speak to Michael Smith, author of “An unsung Hero - Tom Crean”, the first biography of Ireland's great Antarctican. Companion to both Scott and Shackleton, Tom Crean ended up spending more time in Antarctica than either, outliving them both.   

Despite his many heroics, Tom Crean remained largely unknown as one of the protagonists of Antarctic exploration. With his book, first published in 2000, Michael Smith has set the record straight. More than 100,000 copies have been sold, and today the story of Crean is now included in the Irish school curriculum.

Click here to listen to the podcast interview of Michael Smith about Tom Crean


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